San Jiao 18 (SJ 18)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qimai, Spasm Vessel
In the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng (SJ 17) and Jianosun (SJ 20) posterior to the helix.
Headache, tinnitus, deafnes, infantile convulsion.
Clears heat and resolves tetany, quickens the connecting vessels and relieves pain, opens the portals.
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